Airing Friday at 10 p.m., the Big Easy episode will chronicle his adventures such as meeting Sissy Bounce artists Big Freedia and Katey Red, hanging out at the Spotted Cat, visiting the NOLA Art House on Esplanade Avenue and discovering the city’s cemeteries.
“We went to one of the Lafayette Cemeteries and hung out with Lord Chaz, who’s a big vampire-looking dude, and talked about the system of cemeteries in New Orleans, ” Schuffman said.
Some of his most memorable local experiences were spontaneous.
“Chaz’s friend made me some fangs, and we also ended up in an original dungeon in the French Quarter, and all of that was totally unplanned, ” he said.
In this season of “Young, Broke & Beautiful, ” Schuffman explores Baltimore, Detroit, Memphis, Boston and his hometown of San Diego, in addition to New Orleans.
“We knew from the beginning that New Orleans was going to be high up on the shortlist, and I love this city, ” he said. “It’s one of the oldest cities in North America, and there’s so much history and potential for mayhem there, so how could I not go?”
So is New Orleans the best “Young, Broke & Beautiful” city in America?
“I don’t like to play favorites, but there’s no place like New Orleans in the world. It’s the city of yes, ” he said. “You can be as freaky as you want to be, no one’s going to hate on you for it. And I will celebrate you for it.”
Ultimately, though, Schuffman says that the city’s joie de vivre sets it apart.
“There’s so much revelry here, and it’s kind of like a first love that sticks with you forever, ” he said.
Schuffman also enjoyed interacting with locals.
“Having a giant camera crew can make people weird, but everyone was really friendly and nice, ” he said. “Most people might say ‘Don’t put me on camera, ’ or ‘Get out of my place, ’ but in New Orleans it was more like, ‘Hey baby, what ya doin’? That sounds cool.’
In my humble opinion, ladies and gentlemen, we have been deprived of Ed Norton for too long. We have shunned him, and it is time to right past wrongs.
Did he skirt the fringes of douchebaggery early in his career? He certainly did. Did he skim the accretion disk surrounding the black hole of Courtney Love? You betcha. But Norton persevered, emerging as an actor’s actor.
Over the past decade or so, he’s had a few more stumbles. Keeping the Faith. The Incredible Hulk. And of course, Death to Smoochy, which was like watching Paris Hilton cover your testicles in chalkboard paint, then letting her scrape her fingernails across them for an hour and a half while she belts out her rendition of “I’ve Got the Music in Me”. That may sound like a party to some of you, but you are in the minority.
A reader by the name of Anthony who lives in Vancouver was kind enough to verify that yes, the clip in question ran on Canadian TV, nixing any thoughts I’d had that it might’ve been a student ad or other mock-up. So could Hyundai be on the road to change?
This time, Hyundai’s ad hails from Sweden, where same-sex marriage is also legal (though technically, the clip dates from 2006, three years before marriage equality was enshrined in Swedish law). And just like the Canadian ad, it feels, well, disappointing. Have a look: